"Marathoning is like cutting yourself unexpectedly. You dip into the pain so gradually that the damage is done before you are aware of it. Unfortunately, when awareness comes, it is excruciating."
John Farrington, Australian marathoner
Well that's pretty much what I experienced during my race. The titty tape worked well although I'd have to advise against using duct tape for the purpose of preventing a rash. Bandaids would come off easier.
I experienced Mr. Farrington's sentiment around mile eleven and cut the marathon short at the half way point. (That's what I get for lack of training.) Although I did clock my fastest time in the half marathon distance, the marathon would've killed me. Next up is the goofy challenge. I'll be working on an accelerated training regimen since the race is five weeks away.
The first photo is of a guy walking in stilts. The word on the course is that he's going from Miami to God knows where on stilts. I imagine it's for some sort of charity or he's just plain crazy.